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Mackenzie Building

The Mackenzie Building is home to the largest clinical laboratory in Atlantic Canada. Doctors and patients can drop off specimens for diagnostic laboratory testing at this location.


Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

fri Jul 19 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
sat Jul 20 Closed
sun Jul 21 Closed
mon Jul 22 Open 24 hours
tue Jul 23 Open 24 hours
wed Jul 24 Open 24 hours
thu Jul 25 Open 24 hours

ph: (902) 473-8466

Samples must be collected using the water testing bottles provided by Nova Scotia Health. E.Coli & Coliform testing is a white top 100 ML bottle / Chemical & Mineral testing is a black top 200 ML bottle


  • Bacteria samples not accepted after 3:00 p.m. on Fridays
  • To ensure stability samples should be collected same day as drop off.
  • Closed on holidays

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